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How to make a site search
  1. In the header, click |mi-add|.

  2. From the Create list, select Site Search Page. A content edit page appears.

  3. Using the following table as a reference, fill out the fields to create a site search page.

  4. Complete your site's workflow and publish the site search.





Heading for the site search page.

Results Per Page

Number of search results per page. Previous and next buttons appear to page through the results.


Content types in which this search page looks for matching items.


Fields by which visitors can filter the search results, such as date published or content type. Checkboxes appear for each filter.


Fields by which visitors can sort the search results. If you specify sorting, Brightspot does not apply boosts.


Criteria and matching weights for ensuring certain items appear toward the top of the search results. For more information, see Understanding relevance and boosting.

Stop Words

A list of words that do not count toward search results. For more information, see Working with stop words.



Dictionary to use for determining the spotlight associated with a search term. For information about creating dictionaries, see Dictionaries and terms.

Max Spotlights

Number of spotlights to display at the top of a search page.


Allow Non Permalinked

By default, items without a permalink do not appear in search results. This option includes such items in the search results.